Part 2: Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Applicable Law
Preconditions to the exercise of jurisdiction
Is Amending the Rome Statute the Panacea Against Perceived Selectivity and Impunity for the Crime of Aggression Committed Against Ukraine?
“Amending the conditions for the ICC’s exercise of jurisdiction over the crime of aggression includes complex legal and sensitive political questions… Although desirable, this will not be achievable within a few months…or within one session of the Assembly of States Parties.”
“…Another key feature of international justice is that it prosecutes individuals, not states, therefore neither Russia nor Ukraine as states will ever find themselves in the dock in The Hague. A Russian or Ukrainian individual, including high ranking people, may however…”
Article 12 — Preconditions to the exercise of jurisdiction,